RMC Health System in Anniston reports first Omicron case

Published: Dec. 23, 2021 at 12:26 PM CST
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ANNISTON, Ala. (WBRC) - RMC Health System in Anniston reported its first official Omicron variant case Thursday, according to Dr. Rual Magadia, Chief of Staff with infectious diseases.

The case was confirmed through genomic sequencing.

The patient, who won’t be identified because of HIPAA, is a young person, below 40s, unvaccinated, with no underlying medical history, according to Dr. Magadia.

Doctors said the patient came to the hospital after suffering muscle pains and sore throat. The person had been exposed to a partner who tested positive for COVID-19.

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